My cats and I love the smell of cedar (I have a cedar closet) and any pet bed with cedar in it is the one they choose. They do not like this brand; it has a strong eucalyptus oder that overpowers the cedar smell. I was very disappointed; I had to mix this with another brand of clumping unscented litter to get my cats to use it.
I tried this litter to reduce the dust for my cat that has COPD. Initially it smells great, however the clumps fall apart and the litter begins to smell and must be changed out much sooner than the clay type. I switched back to the clay type as it was more expensive than the clay and has to be changed frequently.
I wanted to try tthe "all natural" route. This is too smelly for me. It was also very dusty. I like the clay Tidy Cat, but this was not a good pick. It was fine with fesus, but with urine, the smell mixed with the wood smell and was not good even cleaning it once/twice a day.
I've been using this product for about 8 months. Was happy with it a first, loved the smell, but it didn't last long. When scooping, the clumps broke apart. And the worst part was when washed the litter boxes, took out the litter and scraped out any stuck littler. As I washed the litter boxes, they felt slimy and I really had to scrub hard to get them really clean. I'm going back to the clumping clay litter. Oh and the stores that I was able to buy it, no longer carry and is hard to find.
I bought the product because I'm always looking for a natural, low-dust, good-clumping litter for my cat. It smells really good; there is no more "litter box smell" anymore. And it is really light-weight. But the clumps don't clump well, so they break up every time I scoop. And the dust that is raised is the worst of any brand I've tried so far, giving me a whole new reason to hold my breath while changing the litter box.
I love that this new litter is less messy and more natural materials. BUT, I have dust everywhere when I clean out the box. I can run my finger inside of the bag and it comes out with dust all over it. For "99.9% dust free" I expected to see WAAAAAAYYYY less than we are experiencing. Even the cats sneeze. Did I get a bad bag or something?
There is one good thing about this product: It did help with odor. That said, lets move on to the bad things. It tracks like crazy. My one cat thought it was a sand box and rolled in it (she is black and we had a heck of a time getting off her). As for cleaning, what a nightmare. This product does clump but too the bottom of the litter boxes and when water is applied it does become a gooey mess. What normally takes me a half an hour to clean the boxes, it just took me over an hour. Will be trying the natural brand that my daughter uses. The only reason I rated this product fair was because of the odor control.
I have always used Tidy cats clay litter so when I saw Tidy cats pure nature decided to try it. I will say it clumps well but the cedar smell is so strong (my cats use a covered box) they stopped using the box and went on the floor! :(
I had been using Feline Pine and loved it. Then it disappeared from the shelves. In it's place was Tidy Cat Pure Nature. It works as well but it has an awful smell coming clean out of the bag. I'd like to continue using this litter but the chemical smell needs to be dealt with.